WHITE WATER RAFTING MAINE’S PENOBSCOT RIVER

There are two items that top any list of Maine’s most epic adventures: whitewater rafting the Penobscot River and climbing Mt Katahdin. You can do both the rafting and hiking from our Katahdin Adventure Base Camp steps from Baxter State Park on the Appalachian Trail. Read reviews of Penobscot rafting and Baxter State Park hiking below (with Mount Katahdin photo bombing ever present.) More info on Penobscot River Whitewater Rafting (and a must-see rafting video with drone footage of Maine’s wildest river.) Post your Penobscot River rafting photos on Instagram with #NorthernOutdoors to be featured in our taproom.

I have to admit I was some what nervous about Class IV & V rapids however after Todd explained each one on the bus ride I felt a little more comforatable. Jayson was an amazing guide who knows how to have fun. He was professional and informative before each rapid...

Three years ago a group of work friends and I went to the Penobscot to go white water rafting. It was my first time ever going into white water and I was not sure what to expect. The second we hit exterminator I fell in love and have come back...

We (my family and our friends)booked the trip several months ago and were pleasantly surprised to get a lodge room, which were roomy and comfortable. The atmospere in the lodge was very relaxing and there was plenty to do for the kids, who want to go back!! This was our...

We had a great time rafting with Northern Outdoors however our trip didn't go exactly as planned. This was our second time rafting and we had heard that the Penobscot was the best in New England, so when it came time to book the river selection seemed obvious! Check in...

This was my first experience with white water rafting and Ted, our guide and his wife Julie, also a guide made the trip excellent. I was nervous to raft this river with class V rapids but they explained every rapid and gave excellent instruction so we knew exactly what to...

We had a great time rafting with Northern on the Penobscot. Greg, Luke, Chris, Alex, and Jason did a great job taking care of 23 junior high students and 10 adults. All of these guys were very professional and did a great job stressing safety and entertaining the trip in the...

We had been looking forward to our rafting trip with Northern Outdoors for months, and we weren't about to let the rain deter us from having a great weekend. Half of our group arrived around 11 pm and the other half around 1:30 am - it was DOWN POURING. Dave...

I had a great time on my rafting trip on the Kennebec! Northern Outdoors was a pleasant experience all around. The lodging accommodations were nice, even had AC! The food from the Pub was very good, especially the Lobster Mac and Cheese! The beer from the brewery was also exceptional! I...

I've lost count of how many times and how many years we have rafted the Penobscot with Northern. Northern Outdoors is by far THE BEST and I can't say enough about them. Everyone is awesome! What a great day on the river this past weekend - we saw lots of wildlife,...

Nick Menounos really captured the intensity and the beauty of the Penobscot River on his trip this past spring with Northern Outdoors. If you want to see what the river "feels" like from an "in-the-boat" perspective, through some of the biggest rapids and most dramatic scenery, watch this! WOW! Thanks Nick...

Well, this was the 7th time that my wife and I rafted with Northern Outdoors, and the 5th time that we rafted the Penobscot, and as usual, we had a blast! We had a crowd of 14 people (some return rafters, some newbies...

What an amazing twofer whitewater weekend, with great friends, weather and amazing guides. Weekend started for the eight of us when we arrived at the Twin Pines Cabins on Millinocket Lake. We settled into our cabin around 2 and enjoyed the lake and sights of Katadin. After a great dinner and...

This being my own 11th whitewater trip, several with your company, I brought my own 3 children, a friend who has a husband deployed in Afghanistan and 3 older young men, one of whom we were celebrating his leaving for boot camp. We had Brent as our guide and he...

Absolutely no way to improve on this fabulous trip. The guides were phenomenal, totally expert, safe, they knew every rapid like the back of their hand, but they were light and funny, serious when needed. Great, and generous, food. Thrilling, exhilarating ride, spectacularly beautiful nature scenes. Can't possibly describe the...

We have been going rafting for 4 years now. We so look forward to coming your way. Our grandson is not old enough to do the Penobscot yet, so we continue to do the Kennebec. Which is totally awsome. We had some high water this year, so it made for...

I came to Maine to take a photography workshop and extended my trip to explore the area. I wanted to experience as much as possible so I looked on trip advisor to get some ideas. Northern Outdoors was one of the top things to do. I have always wanted to...